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In her latest collection of poetry, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer fearlessly probes the 'porcupine of mind,' the prickly defenses of the psyche, to lay bare the experiences of love and leaving, regret and discovery, severed roots and new possibilities, all from the perspective of an intellectually voracious and passionate wanderer between two languages and cultures. There are p ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 24th 2012 by Broadstone Books
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Casey Kiser
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This collection is really fantastic. It's deep thoughts in spurts. The poems are not over indulged with complication and length. The writing is so creative and woven with images and ideas that will inspire you. I love this line from the poem, Creative Spurt: 'They say the tongue /you become a poet in/ is the one/ which can never tell a lie.'
Julie
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. A lot of wonderful surprising poetic lines. Highly enjoyable book!
Molly
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With droll wit and brainy imagination Katerina Stoykova-Klemer turns a large life and a long journey into the vibrant, astonishing miniature poems in The Porcupine of Mind, the first full book of her poems in English. These rubies, which she creates from potatoes, miseries, candles, mistakes, kisses, and lost friends, shine in surreal splendor. Tempering her extreme compassion is the prickly, matter-of-fact attitude of a Bulgarian dark humorist. Although we know her from a chapbook and from tran ...more
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Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is the author of the bilingual poetry book, The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Express, 2009), which won the 2010 Pencho’s Oak award, given annually to recognize literary contribution to contemporary Bulgarian culture. Her English language chapbook, The Most was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. Katerina’s poems have appeared in publications throughout the US and ...more
“Unforgiveness,

splinter in your breastbone, lives
there lodged like a small tree.
Withers in winter, looms
in spring. Its fruit is sweet
on first bite, then turns
into the taste of your own flesh.”
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“So, what did you learn?
Curiosity asked the Cat, then
poked her carcass with a stick.”
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